07/11/2014 10:21 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2014

Gun Nuts Deploy Rand Paul And Ted Cruz For Cynical Political Scheme

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Earlier this week the Senate voted 82-12 to open debate on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Bill, a measure introduced by Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan that “aims to preserve federal lands for hunting, fishing and shooting” and had over 20 Republican co-sponsors. It also would “amend the Toxic Substances Control Act, preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating ammunition and fishing equipment that may contain lead.” Sounds… lovely. What it really is, though, is a vehicle for an endangered red-state Democrat such as Kay Hagan to bring something home to brag about.

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